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August 7th, 2009, 02:53 PM
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Do you think changing an I or IE to Y makes it more or less girly.

I ran across someone who also named their son Tristan. They spelled it Trysten because they thought the I made it more girly. To me a Y mades it more girly what do you think?
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August 7th, 2009, 02:59 PM
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I think Ys are very girly. I think it's because there are so many Lauryns, Allisyns, Emersyns, Madisyns, etc. People use y to make a male name fit on a girl often enough that I just don't like Ys in boy names. I'm at a loss as to why they change random vowels to Ys in already feminine names. Hayden doesn't work for me at all, but Haeden is good. "ie" is a toss up - sometimes it's neutral, sometimes it's more girly. Ys are definite feminine to me, though.
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August 7th, 2009, 03:05 PM
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I agree...Y typically is more feminine but there are some male names that I think are better with a Y

Hayden
Dylan
Bryan
Ryan

to name a few.
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August 7th, 2009, 03:16 PM
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I take it case by case. My normal basis is that I almost always prefer the original spelling, whether an I or a Y. I normally think changing any letters tend to make things look more feminine.
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August 7th, 2009, 03:27 PM
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I also think Y's are usually feminine looking, especially when they're in place of a different letter in a boys name.
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August 7th, 2009, 07:29 PM
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Yea, I think that changing an I or O to a Y makes a name more girly... To me Emersyn looks more girly than Emerson, Camdyn looks more girly than Camdon, Addisyn looks more girly than Addison
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August 8th, 2009, 06:20 AM
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I take it case by case. My normal basis is that I almost always prefer the original spelling, whether an I or a Y. I normally think changing any letters tend to make things look more feminine.
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August 8th, 2009, 07:43 AM
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I think ending in a Y looks masculine
Anthony
Timothy
Gregory

And a Y in the middle following an A sound looks masculine
Brayden
Greyson

But a Y in the middle of the name replacing a short I sound looks girlie
Trystan looks just like Madisyn and Lauryn
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August 8th, 2009, 08:08 AM
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I just think it makes them look misspelled.
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August 9th, 2009, 12:12 AM
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I take it case by case. My normal basis is that I almost always prefer the original spelling, whether an I or a Y. I normally think changing any letters tend to make things look more feminine.
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August 9th, 2009, 07:15 AM
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I think it depends on the name. Our son is Brin. We changed the Y to an I because I thought it looked better, and most people said it was more a girl name. The only Bryn's I've ever known were men. Also, our first son is Ryne. Ryne and Bryn I think would have been to cutesy, like we planned it.
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August 9th, 2009, 08:53 AM
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As much as I love unusual names, I think it just makes the name look misspelled.
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August 9th, 2009, 09:53 AM
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I think y's a more girly to, but I hate when people throw y's in names. Just use the original spelling or get a more feminine name. There is no reason to make a name look tacky.
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I just think it makes them look misspelled.
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August 10th, 2009, 08:57 AM
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Double ditto here.

Y's and I's can look either masculine or feminine... it just depends on the name. But I am not a fan of misspelled names AT ALL.
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